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John Browning - Debut - Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Et Al


Release Date: 12/26/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67017   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztFerruccio BusoniFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  John Browning
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"There's much more than promise or mere potential to John Browning's 1958 debut recordings for Capitol, now splendidly remastered for EMI's Full Dimensional Sound series. His winged, lithe accounts of Chopin's "Black Key" Etude and Grande Waltz Brillante in E-flat are both solid and exuberant. The same composer's D-flat Nocturne moves more simply in Rubinstein's patient hands, yet Browning certainly knows how to spin Chopin's right hand filigree to operatic effect. The pianist's self-conscious rubato in the lyrical sections of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (with a few Busoni additions) contrasts with his assurance and drive elsewhere. Browning scales down the organ-like grandeur of two Bach-Busoni chorale preludes to less Read more resonant proportions, yet lets his imagination soar in Schubert's B-flat Impromptu....Two unreleased selections from a 1959 Town Hall recital (the Schubert A-flat Impromptu D. 899 and Bach C minor Partita) make a welcome bonus."

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1897 - 1898). 
6.
Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 3 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio A, Capitol 46th St. Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
10.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1959 
Venue:  Live  Town Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
11.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1959 
Venue:  Live  Town Hall, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Etude, op 10 no 5 "Black Keys" (Chopin)
Nocturne, op 27 no 2 (Chopin)
Mephisto Waltz no 1 (Liszt)

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